If you’re thinking of selling, you’ll likely connect with people who want to help. Some will be agents, while others will be investors. You can read this blog post to learn 3 ways to tell real estate agents and investors apart in Savannah, and why you might choose one over the other…
Have you thought about selling your house? It is possible that a whole bunch of different people will offer to help you sell. It is important to keep in mind that not everyone who offers to help will do so in the same way. Real estate agents and real estate investors may offer to help you in very different ways. Here are 3 ways to tell real estate agents and investors apart in Savannah.
Selling on a Timeline
The best way to tell an agent apart from an investor is to ask about their timeline to buy. An agent can’t guarantee a timeline because they have to first find a buyer. In many cases, they can only guess between 3-12 months during which they’ll show the house to multiple potential buyers.
In any case, you can be sure that as an investor, they know exactly how long it will take them to purchase your house. The timeline will depend on your wishes and how quickly you want to sell.
Buying Versus Listing
Agents and investors can also be distinguished by asking what they are going to do with your house – list it or buy it. A real estate agent will list your house on a listing service and they’ll try to find a buyer. They might need to show it to several people in order to find one buyer.
An investor, on the other hand, does not list houses – they are buyers who buy directly from owners. You can find out how much we can pay for your house by clicking here and entering your information. 32 Homes LLC is a buyer and we buy houses in and around Savannah.
Commission Versus No Fees (or Commission)
This is one you don’t want to miss! The agent makes their money when they find a buyer, and you have to pay a commission on the house (around 6% of the sale price… or $6,000 on a $100,000 house).
The investor, however, doesn’t list your house so commissions aren’t charged. It’s because an investor will either rent the house to a tenant or fixing up the house and sell it for a profit.
There are other ways to tell an agent or investor apart. The best thing to do is just ask… they’ll tell you!
If you’ve read this post and decided to see what an investor can pay for your house, get in touch with us, now! Click here and enter your info, or pick up the phone and call our team at (912) 421-9907.